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Williams promises baby bonus JOHN’S – As part of the Progressive Conservative re-election campaign, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams says if he is re-elected, he will provide a financial incentive for women to have more children in an effort to arrest the province’s sagging birthrate. In 2004, there were 4,488 births in the province, compared to 8,929 in 1983. Each year, [...]

2018-08-03T09:26:13-06:00October 3, 2007|Across Canada|

Priest guides flock in pro-life, pro-family direction

“I’m not sure why your readers would want to read about me,” said the young priest. “I’m pro-life and pro-family, but I don’t lead any big movement. I’ve never written a best-selling book on the topic. I’m just a farm boy from the Ukraine who became a pastor of a small church.” Father Jaroslaw “Jerry” Lazoryk is well-known to Catholic pro-lifers in [...]

2018-08-03T09:24:01-06:00October 3, 2007|Pro-Life, Religion|

World Briefs

Mixed signals on U.S. funding of foreign abortion groups WASHINGTON – White House Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte announced that the Bush administration will deny funding to the United Nations Population Fund for the sixth year in a row, on the grounds that the program co-operates with forced abortion and sterilization in China. At the same time, the Senate voted 53-41 [...]

2018-08-03T09:12:20-06:00October 3, 2007|World Briefs|

Kennedy was a culture warrior

James Kennedy Evangelist D. James Kennedy has passed away at the age of 76. Kennedy founded one of the first mega-churches, the 10,000 member Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fl., and was a founder of the Moral Majority. He was an opponent of abortion and pornography and a supporter of prayer in school. Mark Tooley, of the Institute [...]

2018-08-03T09:10:51-06:00October 3, 2007|Pro-Life, Profiles, Religion|

Award-winning film with pro-life theme being released this month

Bella, the heart-warmingindependent film that took the 2006 Toronto Film Festival by storm, has now officially secured a major distributor for U.S. audiences. The Hollywood Reporterconfirms a July 26 scoop by LifeSiteNews.com that had reported Bellawould be released nationwide in U.S. theatres by Oct. 26 by a major distributor. Metanoia Films, the producer, finalized the contract with the distributor. Now, it is [...]

2018-08-03T09:07:23-06:00October 3, 2007|Marriage and Family, Movie Review|

A holistic approach to the pro-life philosophy

Being pro-life is far more than just being about the protection of the dignity and rights of the unborn child. It’s also about addressing the spiritual, emotional and psychological health of men and women in our culture. That was the message brought to Ontario earlier this year as Camille de Blasi Pauley, co-founder and president of the Healing the Culture organization, spoke [...]

2018-08-03T09:04:34-06:00October 3, 2007|Pro-Life|

Abortion advocates like the EU

According to the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute in Brussels, the International Planned Parenthood Federation has issued a document entitled, “Why we need to talk about abortion.” It calls for the legalization of abortion in the European Union. While acknowledging that each member state has “ultimately responsibility” for abortion legislation, the IPPF-Europe urges the European Union Commission and the European Parliament [...]

2018-08-03T08:59:14-06:00October 3, 2007|Abortion, Human rights|

Charities backing deadly research on embryos

LifeSiteNews.com reported receiving an official response from the Canadian Diabetes Association indicating the registered charity is in complete support of using human embryos in destructive research. The Canadian Diabetes Association states that its mission is to “promote the health of Canadians through diabetes research, education, service and advocacy.” The CDA distributes government funding to researchers. A reply to a query elicited an [...]

2018-08-03T08:51:14-06:00October 3, 2007|Embryonic Stem Cells|

Capilano College pro-lifers take case before B.C. rights tribunal

The pro-life club at Capilano College in British Columbia is seeing a ray of hope as the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal decides to take on a complaint filed in June. Minerva Macapagal, president of the club, filed the complaint after pro-life students were twice denied club status, once in March 2006 and again last December. The club in waiting is called Capilano [...]

2018-08-03T08:47:38-06:00October 3, 2007|Activism, Pro-Life, Youth Activism|

Infiltrating the infiltrators

Our correspondent turns the tables and sits in on a pro-abortion NOW meeting I didn’t relish the prospect of spending my evening sitting in on a National Organization of Women event, but I couldn’t help but be curious. A colleague of mine had chanced upon an announcement for the monthly meeting where feminist reporter Eleanor Bader would be speaking about her experience [...]

2018-08-03T08:45:06-06:00October 3, 2007|Abortion|

Dynamic weekend experiences planned for women

Women Alive will host tandem conferences in October. While Ontario’s Imagine Women’s Conference and Expo takes place at Toronto’s Crowne Plaza Hotel from Oct. 19-21, Alberta will host its conference Oct. 19-20 in Edmonton’s Mayfield Inn and Suites. “Imagine is designed to be a dynamic weekend experience for the spiritually hungry and those desiring to grow, be encouraged and inspired in their [...]

2018-08-03T08:41:23-06:00October 3, 2007|Religion, Society & Culture|

Wal-Mart dabbling with the homosexual agenda

U.S. Southern Baptists are expressing concern over Wal-Mart’s dabbling in support of the homosexual agenda. They point out that typing the word “gay” into the company’s online bookstore search engine brings up more than 1,000 titles, including The Gay Disciple: Jesus’s Friend Tells It His Own Way. The Baptists are calling Wal-Mart on the family-friendly description it gives itself. This past spring, [...]

2018-08-03T08:37:02-06:00October 3, 2007|Health Risks, Human rights, Sex Education|

Pray for my neighbours

Sweet Smell of Roses Early in the morning on one of my first days at Aid to Women, I opened the back door from our second-floor kitchen. With the front windows also open, I was hoping to create a cross-breeze to reduce the hot, humid air. My immediate effect was to scatter a flock of starlings. I sipped my morning coffee and [...]

2018-08-03T08:34:33-06:00October 3, 2007|Aid to Women|

Not Dead Yet standing at forefront of the anti-euthanasia battle

Editor’s Note: The following is an interview with Diane Coleman, founder of the disability rights group Not Dead Yet, by Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Not Dead Yet is a co-sponsor of the upcoming International Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide that is entitled: Current Issues – Future Directions. The International Symposium, Nov. 30–Dec. 1, is being organized [...]

2018-08-03T08:30:53-06:00October 3, 2007|Euthanasia|
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